Humans and Technology

A look at how technologies from AR/VR, brain-computer interfaces, and chip implants to health trackers, biometrics and social media are changing the most basic aspects of human life—work, friendship, love, aging, sickness, parenting, learning, and building community.

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Forget Zoom—children are using Facebook Messenger Kids to deal with coronavirus isolation

Kids are getting a crash course on texting and social media with “technology on training wheels.”

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How coronavirus is transforming online dating and sex

Quarantines and lockdowns are forcing us to relearn how to date—and figure out how to have sex without touching.

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Can low-cost, open-source ventilator designs help save lives?

An MIT team is racing to publish designs it hopes could help as the escalating pandemic strains supplies of the machines.

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This is how you can co-watch during a coronavirus lockdown

“Co-watching” is how we’ll be socializing for the next few weeks at least.

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